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Department of Curriculum & Instruction
College of Education
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844
Phone: (208) 885-6587
Email: teached@uidaho.edu

Monica Hansen 196x208

Mrs. Monica R. Hansen

Office: Online
Email: monicahansen@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: 1031 North Academic Way, Suite 242

Coeur d' Alene, ID 83814

College of Education
University of Idaho, College of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Instructor, Teaching Assistant

Campus Locations: online
With UI Since 2009

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Writing development and assessment, learning sciences, models of memory, cognition for language, cognitive neuroscience, reflexive teaching and learning, educational psychology, Vygotskian theory, multimodal writing, arts in education, service learning
  • Biography
    Monica Hansen is a doctoral candidate with the University of Idaho’s College of Education where she teaches courses in Children's Literature, Literacy Assessment, and Linguistics, Literacy, and Brain Function. She has worked as a classroom teacher (Pre-12) in Wyoming, Colorado, and Idaho. Her research interests include Cultural Historical Activity Theory, language and literacy development, cognitive neuroscience, and learning sciences with a specialization in the processes of written composition.
  • Research Projects
    • Hansen, M. Voices of university women on feminism: Constructing a qualitative understanding through poetry. 7th Annual Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference. Paper Presentation. Feb. 25, 2011.
    • Hansen, M. & Major, C. Student writing and reflection in educational partnerships: Constructing the Outdoor Idaho History Museum. Northwest Rocky Mountain Educational Researchers Association 2010 Conference. Paper Presentation. Big Sky, MT. Oct. 1, 2010. 
    • Duvall, E., Hansen, M., Major, C., Kern, A., Muthersbaugh, D., & Baker, K.. (May, 2010). Partner School Initiative – a service-learning model for teacher education. In M. Hansen (Chair) Not another brick in the wall: The transformative ecologies of higher education within and outside the university. Symposium conducted at American Educational Researchers Association annual Meeting. Denver, CO.
    • Duvall, E., Ballard, G., & Hansen, M. Maverick unity: Building community through poetry. 9th Annual Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference. Decatur, GA. October 22-25, 2008.
    • Hansen, M. (September, 2008). Vygotsky as point of refraction: Dispersing variant conceptions of early literacy with pre-primary teachers. Poster presentation at 2nd Annual Congress: International Society for Cultural and Activity Research. San Diego, CA.

  • Outreach Projects
    • Image of the Child: NIC Children’s Center’s Photography Project. Project Coordinator. Public exhibition of young children’s fine art photography with accompanying documentation of learning stories. Traveling 2008-2009.
    • Hansen, M. The power of documentation: Imagining education for our children. Opening address. Image of the Child photography exhibit. Coeur d’Alene Public Library. Delivered April 20, 2008.
    • Hansen, M. Literacy in the classroom: Using the lens of Vygotskian theory to think about the role of the teacher in language development. North Idaho College Children’s Center Training. October 30, 2007.
    • Hansen, M. Scaffolding literacy development in infant/toddler classrooms. North Idaho Association for the Education of Young Children 2007 Early Childhood Conference. October 27, 2007.
  • Awards and Honors
    •  Carol F. Stewart Education Scholarship. 2011-2012